Alain Delorme is a Paris based Photographer, who graduated from Gobelins, l’école de l’image in Paris. His work has been exhibited across Europe and Asia and have generated worldwide attention. We have already spoken about his project “Totem” back in November and could not resist showcasing his incredibly striking photo series “Little Dolls”, which questions the role of beauty in a child’s life.
Through the medium of pixel surgery, as Delorme puts it, he applies make-up on each child’s face, modifying their features to resemble a barbie doll. His views about the growing standardization of beauty through an ironic and worrying lens illustrates how a barbie model has become the avatar for today’s society. Whilst the demand for perfection was initially built around women, advertising agencies began to incorporate men as an ideal image of beauty, now also targeting children as a commercial object. Each picture shows the controlling presence of a parent over their child, educating them to accept exaggerated beauty ideals. Find more of him here and visit his website www.alaindelorme.com.
All images © Alain Delorme